January 2023, Vol.17, No.1
The nomination window for the 2023 ACCG Awards & Recognition Program will open this month. The ACCG Awards & Recognition Program serves as a way to recognize the individuals who provide outstanding contributions to their local community. More details are forthcoming.
The first spotlight of the year is shining bright on Georgia College student, Alexander Carter, and his internship with the Warren County Tourism Department. Dive into Carter's story to learn more about his experience and his future career goals.
Now, more than ever, counties are celebrated for their tireless work on behalf of their communities. Help ACCG highlight those efforts by sending in your photos for Georgia's Local Lens, the newsletter that provides a weekly snapshot of Georgia's counties. Visit the ACCG website for more information.
Mauldin & Jenkins
Union County Government
State News
Counties requiring notification about timber harvesting activity must use the GFC Timber Harvest Notification no later than July 1, 2023. The automated process is easy to use, saves time and makes harvesting notification easier for loggers. Sign up now to get your county started.
This month, DNR is hosting educational webinars on LWCF grants. The webinar will provide an overview of the program, the application process, and the new Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) based criteria questions. Interested counties are encouraged to register today as registration slots are limited.
The State Road and Tollway Authority is accepting applications for grants and loans made available through the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (GTIB) until January 20. Local, regional, and state government entities as well as CID’s are eligible and encouraged to apply. 
Bo Phillips Company
Federal News
ACCG would like to extend a congratulations to the Georgia county leaders who graduated from the September NACo Leadership Academy. The NACo Leadership Academy is a 12-week online program enabling existing and emerging county leaders to achieve their highest potential. 
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is now accepting applications for the RAISE discretionary grant program. Applicants are encouraged to attend one of the various webinars USDOT is hosting to gain a better understanding of the application process. The application deadline is February 28.